We just returned from our trip to visit my folks in Southern Oregon, Medford. Dad has Alzheimer's. It was so good to get to hug and kiss him and joke, as much as he can now, for a few days. Loved seeing my Mom in her duplex. She is such a joy at 84. My sis joined us also and we did lots of laughing and teasing. My visit was all too short.
On the way down we stopped at Country Lady Quilt Shop in Roseburg. Here is their website:
They have the most vast array of batiks I have ever seen in one place, all arranged in color groups. It was so much eye candy I almost couldn't take it in. In the adjoining room that had wonderful tables with nicely cushioned seats where they hold classes. If I lived closer I know this shop would BE my second home!!!! No joke. If you are near you must stop by. WoW!
Then, on the way home we stopped in The Dalles, Oregon at A Quilters Delight. Again, WoW!
What makes this shop such a delight... great name for this shop, is the inspiration you immediately feel once you walk in to it. It's the samples of quilty things and the fabric choices used in the samples that immediately take control and made me want to sit down and sew everything. I could quickly tell that I wanted yards of almost every boit in the shop. Definitely a shop to go out of your way to visit. I will return next time we travel along the gorgeous Columbia River on the Oregon side.
I was told this shop owner also has a shop in Spokane, Washington called Quilt Cottage and only two hours from me. Next time we go up to Spokane, you can bet I will looking this shop up.
Not sure if I will ever succeed in a Quilt Diet!